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Transform the Comparing Thought Pattern

Last week, I talked about three destructive thought patterns that we – and especially we writers – need to stop and shift into different, supportive patterns. Today, we’ll look more closely at the first of those: Comparing I say “comparing” … Continue reading

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Three Elements that Make a Character Irresistible

The one thing that draws readers into a story is a character they can relate to. A character that makes them care. A character that the readers want to succeed. An irresistible character. But how can I create such a … Continue reading

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Write What you Like

When Rita Mae Brown was snowed in one winter, with no electricity, and nothing that she really wanted to read in her home, this happened: Still, I wanted something to read to escape my troubles […] Travel was impossible for … Continue reading

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The True Power of Mindset

This is a true story. Ten days ago, I decided to radically shift my mindset about my books. (I’m writing fiction under a pen name.) You see, I self-published my first book early in 2013. By now, I have three … Continue reading

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Being Thankful

Today, it is Thanksgiving in some parts of the world. I don’t celebrate it, as I live in Germany and don’t share that particular history. But there is still plenty that I am grateful for, and I want to mention … Continue reading

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The Love of Words

Long before I started writing, I fell in love. With words. And in my case, with the English language. I read any and all English-language books I could get my hands on – and let me tell you, in the … Continue reading

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The Sound of Story Telling

I’ve been thinking about this one for a long time. And I’ve been observing myself and others. Now I’m ready to share it: I believe that we as writers have a keen ear to the sound of things. The sound … Continue reading

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